A decentralized XML database approach to electronic commerce

H. Ishikawa, M. Ohta

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Decentralized XML databases are often used in Electronic Commerce (EC) business models such as e-brokers on the Web. To flexibly model such applications, we need a modeling language for EC business processes. In this end, we have adopted a query language approach and have designed a query language, called XBML, for decentralized XML databases used in EC businesses. In this paper, we explain and validate the functionality of XBML by specifying e-broker business models and describe the implementation of the XBML server, focusing on the distributed query processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1302-1312
Number of pages11
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Decentralized database
  • Electronic commerce
  • Query language
  • Query processing
  • XML

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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